Nicola O’Shea

Nominated for Paediatric Consultant Hero

Works at Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

“Nikky is always calm, very approachable, and incredibly supportive towards her colleagues. Her caring attitude towards her patients is infectious.

Nikky is a very kind, supportive Consultant. She is measured and calm in her approach, as she thoroughly and competently assesses the situation. Her calm inclusive approach facilitates the team to work effectively in emergencies. She listens and considers the teams thoughts and feelings and is also firm in her own beliefs. She does not shy away from seeking advice and perceptions of others. With parents Nickky is very kind, clear and gentle, an approach which develops trust and partnership working. Nikky’s input, education and project management with all the team has been exemplary.

Nikky is an amazing Consultant who gives 100% in everything she does. She is brilliant to work for and looks out for the trainees hugely. She makes a huge effort to make sure that trainees get a fair deal and that they are as supported as possible. She’s totally up to speed on all trainee related issues. She is a kind and supportive boss who is always very clear in her instructions. She inspires confidence, and she gives really helpful feedback to help you grow as a trainee. She has gone above and beyond to make sure that trainees are prepared and supported for the introduction of MyCare computerised notes/clinical systems- this is no mean feat. She deserves a medal!”

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